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December 11, 2014 Engebretson, M. Huffington Post. Dec. 10, 2014 Press Release

It's hard to imagine any compassionate-minded person would spray window cleaner into the eyes of a rabbit or force rats to eat dish soap until it made them ill. It's equally hard to imagine that anyone would pay someone else to do these things for them. However, thousands of people effectively condone such acts each time they purchase household cleaning products that were tested on animals. When the gory details…

Photographer Jo-Anne McArthur masterfully crafts a narrative for each animal she features with her unique and unrivaled ability to connect with them and their stories of survival. Below is a brief interview she gave with NEAVS staff about what it was like shooting for the collaboration, being around rescued animals, and witnessing NEAVS-supported sanctuary efforts. NEAVS: Your connection with the animals you photograph is obvious. How would you describe this…

For nearly 120 years, NEAVS’ strategic advocacy has delivered consistent victories for animals used in science. Some of these, such as an NIH decision protecting chimpanzees from use in research, we achieved through partnerships with organizations like Fauna Foundation. Now, we’re excited to present another collaboration: an exhilarating photographic journey. Join us as we commemorate some of the animals that have been recently rescued from research and education, while also…

This month, PETA sued the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) for failure to provide public records of 141 monkeys imported to Massachusetts in 2013. Such information is vital to ensure transport and animal welfare regulations are met. The Daily Free Press – an independent student newspaper at Boston University – reached out to NEAVS President Theodora Capaldo, EdD, for expert comment (read original article here): “Monkeys have been used…

October 08, 2014 McKinley, J. The New York Times. Oct. 8, 2014 Press Release

In a case closely watched by animal rights activists, legal curiosity seekers and unknown numbers of circus owners, a state appellate court heard arguments here on Wednesday about whether a chimpanzee can be considered a “legal person,” and — with human aid — sue for his freedom. The action was brought on behalf of Tommy, a 26-year-old chimp with no job, no criminal record and an allegedly grimy living situation…

In 1931, a convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy designated Oct. 4, as “World Animal Day” to bring attention to endangered animals. The tradition is an opportunity to consider our relationship with the rest of the animals we share the earth with. The plight of animals used in science is often overlooked, as they are usually hidden from public view. Help NEAVS ensure we recognize the invisible animals on this…

October 01, 2014 Grimm, D. Science. Oct. 1, 2014 Press Release

As of today, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will no longer fund research on dogs procured from pounds, breeders, and other so-called random sources. The move is in response to a 2009 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report, which concluded that cats and dogs acquired from such places were not critical for biomedical research, and that using them could damage the reputation of the research enterprise with the public.…

September 26, 2014 O'Brien, K. Slate. Sept. 26, 2014 Press Release

The chimpanzees arrived by truck before sundown. They’d had a long day. At dawn that morning, they were sedated and loaded into cages inside a 36-foot trailer. The truck driver and a veterinarian checked their cargo, moving from cage to cage. The chimps were awake when their odyssey began: north on Interstate 49, past Opelousas and Natchitoches, leaving the lab they knew as home in southern Louisiana and heading to…

UPDATE: The application period is now closed. Please continue to check back to learn about the next round of funding. NEAVS and our affiliate, the American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research (AFAAR), continue our legacy of supporting scientists committed to non-animal research with the 2015-16 Fellowship Grant for Alternatives to Animal Research in Women’s Health and Sex Differences. Applications are now being accepted. The annual $40,000 postdoctoral award goes…

August 23, 2014 Piesing, M. The Guardian. Aug. 23, 2014 Press Release

We are in a pharmaceutical ice age where fewer drugs are being developed. But new computer modelling and bioengineering techniques could revitalise the industry – and make animal testing obsolete. Think of a world where more new medicines are available more quickly, more safely and with few, if any, animals used in research. Think of a world where you know for sure that the drug you are prescribed is safe…